The National Security Agency surveillance scandal continues, thanks to Edward Snowden via Glenn Greenwald. The problem is that no-one is really surprised about the latest revelations because we have NSA scandal burn-out and Edward Snowden isn’t being viewed as a whistleblower now. Greenwald revealed Sunday night on Brazilian TV show Fantastico that the NSA spied on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff’s emails:
Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, told Globo’s news program “Fantastico” that a document dated June 2012 shows that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s emails were being read. The document’s date is a month before Pena Nieto was elected.
The document on which Greenwald based the report includes communications from Pena Nieto indicating who he would like to name to some government posts among other information. It’s not clear if the spying continues.
As for Brazil’s leader, the June 2012 document “doesn’t include any of Dilma’s specific intercepted messages, the way it does for Nieto,” Greenwald told The Associated Press in an email. “But it is clear in several ways that her communications were intercepted, including the use of DNI Presenter, which is a program used by NSA to open and read emails and online chats.”
The U.S. targeting mapped out the aides with whom Rousseff communicated and went a level further by tracking patterns of how those aides communicated with one another and also third parties, according to the document.